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Thiomersal - Questions and Answers

This in-depth fact sheet provides common questions and answers related to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines. It includes general information about thiomersal, which vaccines contain it and why, updates on additional research and alternatives, and the World Health Organization's position on the issue.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

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Also known as: مادة الثيومرسال - أسئلة وأجوبة

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(Located at www.who.int)

Also known as: 硫柳汞 – 问答

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Also known as: Thiomersal - questions/réponses

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Also known as: Тиомерсал: вопросы и ответы

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(Located at www.who.int)

Also known as: Tiomersal - preguntas y respuestas

Resource types: Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance

Regions: Global